Spence vs. Crawford moved to Feb.4th in Las Vegas
By Chris Williams: Errol Spence Jr vs. Terence Crawford mega-fight has now reportedly been moved to February 4th in Las Vegas. It still hasn’t been finalized, so the Feb.4th working date is tentative.
The previous working date was November for the Spence vs. Crawford fight, but that date had to be scrapped due to the glacially slow pace of the negotiations.
At some point, if the fight still isn’t finalized by February. it would be smart for Spence to move on and get busy with his career because he’s going to grow old expending energy trying to make this albatross happen.
Dan Rafael reports the news of the Spence-Crawford fight being moved to February 4th. Beyond that, there’s nothing said about the progress of the negotiations.
We know Spence & Crawford have invested a great deal of time in attempting to put this fight together, and they arguably would have been better off fighting twice during this year of negotiations.
Per source involved: The date for #SpenceCrawford, should they finalize the contract that is now in Crawford's hands, is Feb. 4 in Las Vegas. IMO: It's a good date — the week before the Super Bowl with no NFL games that weekend.
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) October 20, 2022
Not surprisingly, Spence complained bitterly today about the “stalling” by Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), and he’s got sour grapes about missing out on a payday for November.
Losing so much time on a fight that might not bring in anywhere near the number of pay-per-view buys to make it worthwhile could be a huge disappointment for Spence, Crawford, and especially the promoters that are putting up the dough.
It’ll be interesting if the next tentative date for the Spence-Crawford fight is June or July next year. It would be funny if they still were willing to invest more time tryingt to put it together at that point.
Crawford hasn’t fought since stopping the old gatekeeper Shawn Porter last November, and that was his only fight of the year. Before that, Crawford fought once in 2020, beating the badly washed Kell Brook, who had already been knocked out by Spence & Gennadiy Golovkin.
With Crawford’s inactivity, he’s made it difficult to builld his fan base to any great extent, which is why it’s a waste of Spence’s time to be investing a signficant portion of his career trying to negotiate a fight.
Crawford isn’t going to be able to help promote the fight to any great lengths because he’s an insular type of person. Spence would have to market the fight all by himself, and he doesn’t have enough personality to do that.
Spence shoud be fighting Keith Thurman because he at least can help market the fight with his verbal skills and over the top behavior.
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